Revised Classification of Soils of Belize

Baillie, I. C. and Wright, A. C. S. and Holder, M. A. and FitzPatrick, E. A. (1993) Revised Classification of Soils of Belize. Technical Report.

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    Abstract

    The soil classification of Belize is revised and updated, starting from the system devised for 'Land in British Honduras'by A. C. S. Wright and his colleagues in the 1950's, the only previous country-wide survey of soils and land resources. The revised classification is a three-tiered system consisting of soil suites, subsuites and series. The suites are based on rock type, and the subsuites on soil subsuites are described separately at progressively increasing levels of details. There are insufficient data to describe soil series as yet, but guidelines for the definition and naming of new series are indication. The classes of the revised system are correlated with all of the soil classifications previously used in Belize, and with the two main international systems of soil classification. Important chemical features of the main soil groups are summarized and compared. The comparison vindicate the revised classificaiton

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Publisher: Natural Resources Institute
      Subjects: (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3D) Other or Unspecified
      Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2013 14:26
      Last Modified: 07 Nov 2013 14:26
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1385

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